Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

July 2017

Photo: Omar Azzazy (Flickr/CC)

Nate Schenkkan

Erdoğan’s relentless drive for power has worsened fissures in society, the military, and the ruling party itself.

Tyler Roylance

President Trump’s use of the term raises questions to which there are no simple answers.

Sarah Cook

A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

Donald Trump Poland trip

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, President Andrzej Duda, and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda | July 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks).

Nate Schenkkan

There was much for President Trump to learn from his brief visit to Poland this week, but perhaps not the lessons he expected.